Today’s technology-driven world allows us to connect with others and stay informed like never before. But it’s no secret that living in the information age is also keeping us distracted and drained. In this episode, host Paula Felps talks with Dr. Charles Chaffin, a researcher, educator and the author of Numb: How the Information Age Dulls Our Senses and How We Can Get Them Back. His research looks at how our attention is being affected by everything from social media and cable news to dating apps and pornography.
In this episode, you'll learn:
What the information overload is doing to our mental health.
How 24/7 news feeds are affecting our compassion.
How we can better manage our attention in such a noisy world.